The LIFEGENMON Session “Forest policy and biodiversity strategy: The relevance of forest genetic resources” at IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress has been finalized!
On behalf of the scientific committee we have the pleasure to inform you, that the program of the LIFEGENMON Session “Forest policy and biodiversity strategy: The relevance of forest genetic resources” at IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg, Germany, 18-22 September 2017 has been finalized.
The LIFEGENMON Session will take place on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, in two parts from 15:00 to 19:30 in KG I – 1015 (Uni Freiburg). Posters will be on view in room KG II – HS 2121 (Uni Freiburg) on the same day as the corresponding session.
The eminent Keynote speakers will open the Session with interesting lectures:
- Pan-European efforts in biodiversity conservation, Peter Skoberne, Slovenia
- The importance of genetic diversity for sustainable forestry, Bruno Fady et al.., France
- Selection of best management practices for conservation of spatial genetic structure diversity and dynamics in beech forests, Donatella Paffetti / Cristina Vettori et al., Italy
- The days of the Serbian spruce in its natural habitat are numbered, Jelena Aleksić, Serbia
The second part of the session shall be dedicated specifically to the LIFEGENMON project, opened with the presentation by Barbara Fussi on the basic principles of forest genetic monitoring, and ended by a presentation of Phil Aravanopoulos on the future of forest genetic monitoring, aiming at initializing a vivid discussion:
- Forest genetic monitoring: an overview of concepts and definitions, Fussi B. et al.
- Conservation and management of forest genetic resources: overview on forest policies in countries of South Eastern Europe (SEE), Stojnić S. / Stevanov M. et al.
- The future of forest genetic monitoring (FGM): a contribution to FGM objectives and strategies from local to global, Aravanopoulos F. et al.
More information is available at http://iufro2017.com/.